This was our first trip as part of our tour of Peru and it was unbelievable. Right from the start it was exciting - a small local snack on the way to the river port. Then a wonderful trip up river to the camp. They provided food and drink on the boat. The lodge is amazing, really relaxed and all staff were great. We were welcomed with cold drinks and damp towels - ultra humid.
Our guide, who stays with you during the entire visit from breakfast to dinner that night was excellent. Fantastic English and great local knowledge, not to mention a super human ability to spot tiny creatures for us to look at.
All activities were great and the food was good, catering for our vegetarian needs. In addition, they made a birthday cake (unprompted) for my girlfriend! Wonderful touch.
The rooms won't be to everyone's taste, however I enjoyed feeling like I was part of the jungle. You do hear other people snoring through the walls but that's fine. We were so active and up so early that we were exhausted and could sleep through anything.
Bathroom was more than adequate considering where we were - just remember a torch.
Would love to go back again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Refugio Amazonas is the latest addition to Rainforest Expeditions Tambopata portfolio. As a charming 32 bedroom lodge, it is well placed immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. Its location is ideal for stand alone three night experiences and for breaking the expeditions to and from Tambopata Research Center. Refugio Amazonas is built on a 200 hectare private reserve on the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. It is becoming integrated to the communities of Brazil nut extractors that surround it, attempting to extend the benefits of ecotourism to the families committed to sustainable forest use. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Refugio Amazonas Hotel Puerto Maldonado